Starz Picks up ‘Three Women’ Miniseries Starring Shailene Woodley

Starz on March 2 announced it has picked up the 10-episode drama “Three Women,” based on the New York Times best-selling book of the same
name from author and the show’s creator, Lisa Taddeo.

The series stars Shailene Woodley, Betty Gilpin, DeWanda Wise, Gabrielle Creevy, Blair Underwood and John Patrick Amedori. Laura Eason is the series showrunner. It was originally supposed to air on Showtime, which shot the entire first season, but was dropped in the wake of Paramount Global’s decision last month to rebrand the network to Paramount+ With Showtime and focus on franchises.

“We are proud to welcome ‘Three Women’ to the Starz family,” said Alison Hoffman, president of domestic networks for Starz. “The show is anchored by such remarkable talent both in front of and behind the camera and aligns perfectly with our commitment to telling stories by, for and about women.”

Taddeo, who also wrote the pilot episode, said, “We set out to make a bluntly beautiful show about the way that women want and suffer and thrill, the way they make love and take love. That Starz will be the home for ‘Three Women’ is not merely right and perfect, but also a force of auspicious change. I cannot wait for the world to see these raw and real stories on a network committed to the complexity and firepower of the female experience.”

“Three Women” is an intimate portrayal of American female desire that finds three women on a crash course to radically overturn their lives. Lina (Gilpin), a homemaker in suburban Indiana, is a decade into a passionless marriage when she embarks on an affair that quickly becomes all-consuming and transforms her life. Sloane (Wise), a glamorous entrepreneur in the Northeast, has a committed open marriage with Richard (Underwood), until two sexy new strangers threaten their aspirational love story. Maggie (Gabrielle Creevy), a student in North Dakota, weathers an intense storm after accusing her married English teacher of an inappropriate relationship. Gia (Woodley), a writer grieving the loss of her family, persuades each of these three spectacular “ordinary” women to tell her their stories, and her relationships with them change the course of her life forever.

Taddeo and Eason also serve as executive producers alongside Kathy Ciric and Emmy Rossum. “Three Women” is produced by Showtime.

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